Military Amends Directive for Contractors to Wear Body Armor

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Sunday, 17 May 2009

The military has amended a recent directive that civilian contractors at Kandahar Airfield must wear body armor while outdoors, even while on base.###### Among other issues that the directive failed to consider, most civilian contractors who never leave base probably have no body armor.###### In fact, I know contractors who regularly leave base without armor of any sort.###### Afghan police have stolen body armor from some contractors.###### Often, the only security some contractors have derives from traveling low profile.###### During late 2008, I was a passenger for approximately a thousand miles around Afghanistan.###### We drove in a regular unarmored vehicle.###### There were no dramas.

Happy Sunday,

Michael


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